Insights from the expertsJason Lemkin, founder of SaaStr, talks about what quality of life means when you’re working 20 hours a day in Quality of Life: What Does It Mean For A Start-Up?
Neil Patel, founder of Crazy Egg, explores the dark side of purely data-driven decisions in How Data Can Ruin Your Conversion Optimization Strategy.
Anum Hussain, senior growth marker at Sidekick, shares lessons learned about the importance of meeting in person in 7 Stats That Explain Why We Need Face-to-Face Networking.Paul Adams, former UX researcher at Google and current VP of Product at Intercom, talks about the need for designers to empathize with coworkers as well as customers in The Other Side.
Leslie Ye of HubSpot gives actionable productivity tips for sales reps (and for everyone, really) to avoid open-office floor plan hassles and more in 5 Easy Ways to Be 5x More Productive.
Kevin O’Malley, VP of Demand Generation at SalesLoft, explains how account-based sales development can improve team dynamics in 5 Ways Account-Based Sales Development Boosts Your Team’s Morale.
Recent company milestones
Major hires and promotionsSilicon Valley Bank (Santa Clara, CA) named Bruce Wallace as Chief Digital Officer and Michael Dreyer as COO effective November 11 (company press release).
Expansions and relocationsBarilla (Bannockburn, IL) opened its new Region Americas Headquarters in Northbrook, IL (company press release).
Acquisitions and partnershipsBalmoral Funds (Los Angeles, CA) acquired Enesco (Itasca, IL), a gift, toy and home and garden retailer (company press release).
FundingBeekeeper Data (Madison, WI) raised $550,000 in a seed round led by Wisconsin Investment Partners (company press release).
Conference Spotlight: Future of Money & TechnologyDeciding which conferences to attend in December? We’ll help jumpstart your research process. The Future of Money & Technology 2015 conference, heldDecember 1st in San Francisco, features sponsors like First Data Corporation and VentureBeat and attendees including 500 Startups, LendUp and Mozilla. See the full sponsor and attendee list on our Conference Explorer. Read an article you think we should feature? Reply to this email or shoot us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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